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Publisher Comments:

"Hammett's pioneering hard-boiled style has been much imitated, but the original--packs a wallop."--The New Yorker

Here are twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious women double- and triple-cross their colleagues with practiced nonchalance. A man on a bender awakens in a small town with a dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts a brutal truth about her husband. Here is classic noir: hard-boiled descriptions to rival Hemingway, verbal exchanges punctuated with pistol shots and fisticuffs. Devilishly plotted, whip-smart, impassioned, Nightmare Town is a treasury of tales from America's poet laureate of the dispossessed.

Review:

"Hammett...did over and over what only the best writers can ever do. He wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before." Raymond Chandler

About the Author

Dashiell Hammett died in 1961.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375701023
Introduction by:
Nolan, William F.
Author:
Nolan, William F.
Introduction by:
Nolan, William F.
Introduction:
Nolan, William F.
Author:
Hammett, Dashiell
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories (Single Author)
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
124
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.09x5.23x.97 in. .72 lbs.

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